National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
Opened as FossiLab in 1995 and formerly located within the Last American Dinosaurs exhibition, FossiLab in Deep Time is a real fossil preparation laboratory. Preparing and maintaining all the fossils in our collection is a big job. Watch through the lab's windows as museum staff and volunteers unpack new fossil shipments from the field, remove fossils from rock and loose sediment, repair and conserve fossils as they come off exhibit, photograph and illustrate fossils, and perform many other fossil preparation and conservation tasks. We welcome visitor's questions and love to talk about what we are doing.